Speaker: Peggy Lang
Date: May 18, 2013
"The Thrill of Rewriting and Bringing the Heat"
Peggy Lang’s diverse background in writing and editing have helped her pen numerous works from memoirs to novels to screenplays. She is currently using her talents as a script consultant for a rock opera. Peggy Lang has also worked with many authors to co-write their books. Her skills have earned her San Diego Book Awards Best Memoir and Illinois Historical Society Honorable Mention. Peggy also lends her expertise to students at UCSD and has been a lecturer at La Jolla Writer’s Conference.
The Thrill of Rewriting and Bringing the Heat
No eye-rolling, please. More than simply being the right price, self-editing (with the right techniques) separates true writers from dabblers. It can make your writing more accessible to others, save time, and drastically improve your craft. Peggy Lang is a developmental editor/book doctor/line editor/ghost co-author who has worked on everything from romantic adventure (Silhouette) to chick lit to scientific/historical non-fiction to an award-winning political memoir. Peggy will talk about her spell-binding literary techniques together with a guide to eliminating spell-breakers.
Whether you are writing fiction or personal narrative, the one single most important indispensable element in your writing is conflict, of course. Can you build it like a fire? Can you wield it like a blade? Tease with it like a feather? Does it lead your readers to share your passion for your story? Discover the tools to do all this and learn how to fan the flames and hone the heat.
Next month's speaker:
Speaker: Stacey Evans Morgan
"TV Production & Writing"
Emmy Award nominated Television Producer, Stacey Evans Morgan brings an extensive background in television writing & production. Co-founder & Executive Director of "In the Writer's Room" Workshop series, she focues on the ABC's of television writing; the business of sitcom writing; & how to develop & sell content in the new paradigm of television.
Stacey believes in giving back by paying it forward and plans to continue creating projects that encourage, educate & inspire.